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Aug 11th, 2015, 11:54 AM
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Tour guides for Pompeii and Herculaneum

My friends and I (4 adults) will be in Italy in October, 2015. We are looking for recommendations for a tour guide for Pompeii and Herculaneum. Please let me know.

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Margaret Levatino
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Aug 11th, 2015, 12:29 PM
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by most accounts the guides you can pay for at the ticket office are tops- just go there and buy a ticket and arrange to get on a tour - trains go constantly between the two sites.
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Aug 11th, 2015, 02:05 PM
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Thank you for your timely response. Will discuss with my friends.

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Aug 11th, 2015, 06:37 PM
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FWIW, I thought the on-site audio-guides more than sufficient for each -- no need to use a tour guide unless that is your preference.
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Aug 27th, 2015, 03:05 AM
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Hi Margaret,
I and my family have visited Pompeii in June, we arrived in Naples with the Allure of the Seas, I booked a tour on the site http://www.pompeiitours.guide/ why on the ship excursions are more expensive.
The tour was Pompeii and Amalfi coast, with private driver, and private guide,Gabriella very prepared and kind.
We spent a beautiful day!
Don't hesitate to contact me for info.

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Aug 27th, 2015, 06:36 AM
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We used a guide at Pompeii and audio guide at Herculaneum. The guide was recommended by our driver - http://www.francescomarrapese.com/mycar.htm
We paid 100€ for approximately 2 hours. He was very good.

There were no guides by Herculaneum. I really don't think you need one.
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Aug 27th, 2015, 12:47 PM
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PalenQ - there are trains between Pompeii and Herculaneum? I have been trying to figure out how to get them both in one day. I haven't seen any "tours" that offer both from Rome. Any info would be great - thanks!
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Aug 27th, 2015, 02:42 PM
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Yes, the train that goes to Herculaneum continues a few stops more to Pompeii. We did the 2 in a day, but were staying in Naples.
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Aug 27th, 2015, 03:05 PM
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Normally a do-it-yourselfer, I joined a group of seven others to obtain one of the guides on-site at Herculaneum. I found our guide informative and entertaining and the cost very reasonable at €10 apiece.
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Aug 27th, 2015, 05:38 PM
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The train stop near Herculaneum is marked for Ercolano -- the modern-day city there. As I recall, it isn't far to the ruins.
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Aug 27th, 2015, 10:50 PM
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But one can walk fairly easily for a km or so to Herculaneum from Pompeii - is that right?
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Aug 27th, 2015, 11:46 PM
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??? I think its close to 20 km between Pompeii and Herculaneum. I could be wrong. Have you tried goole maps?

As I recall, it's about 1 km from the train station in Ercolano -- along the train route that connects to Pompeii -- to the ruins of Herculaneum. Maybe that's what has confused you?
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Aug 29th, 2015, 04:19 AM
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We enjoyed a private tour with a lovely, intelligent and wonderful lady several years ago in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Her price was not inexpensive but we felt we truly reaped the benefits of her expertise and I highly recommend her :

Lucia Pompeii Guide
Sorrento (Italy)
Mobile ; +39 3384202154
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www.luciapompeiiguide.com
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Aug 29th, 2015, 05:07 AM
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We also took a tour with Lucia last October while our cruise stopped in Naples. Her tour was excellent for Herculaneum. Friends we shared the tour with had used Lucia for Pompeii previously. Lucia met each tour at the respective train stations. Deborah
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Aug 29th, 2015, 07:20 AM
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>>>PalenQ - there are trains between Pompeii and Herculaneum? I have been trying to figure out how to get them both in one day<<<

Here's the route map from the Circumvesuviana website between Naples/Sorrento (although it's not that easy to read). You would want the Ercolano Scavi stop (there are two Ercolano stops) and the Pompeii Scavi. There are a couple of tourist trains per day that only stop at those two stops on the way to Sorrento (costs quite a bit more than the regular Circumvesuviana).

http://www.eavsrl.it/web/sites/defau...s/sorrento.jpg

If you plan to visit both, get the combo ticket for 22€ which is good for three days. Pompeii only is 13€ and Herculaneum is 11€ so it saves you a few euro. You could also get the 3 day Campania Artecard for 32€ which would include the entrance to the two sites and your transport (plus transport in Naples - metro/trams/buses/funiculars). First two sites you visit are free (Pompeii and Herculaneum are some of the more expensive sites on the card) and after that you get discounts. It used to include a discount on the audio guides also, but you would have to check if that is still the case.

http://www.campaniartecard.it/artecard_Regione.cfm
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